Farmer’s Market Garden Pasta Recipe

Last Updated on March 2, 2024 by Ellen Christian

This farmer’s market garden pasta recipe is the perfect vegetable based healthy recipe for busy nights. Make a batch of this farmers market pasta today.

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Farmer's Market Garden Pasta Recipe

 Farmer’s Market Garden Pasta Recipe

I try very hard to menu plan to stay on top of what I’m making each night for dinner. I write each meal idea on my planner so I remember to defrost meat in time to make dinner. Some days I totally forget or find I am missing one key ingredient. This recipe was created on one of those nights. 

I hate food waste. There is nothing that bothers me more than buying an ingredient for dinner and having it spoil before I have the chance to use it.

This past summer, we had more tomatoes from the garden than we could use. I had planned to make this Farmer’s Market Garden Pasta recipe for dinner but when I went to get the tomatoes from the refrigerator, they had gone bad. I tossed them to the chickens to enjoy and thankfully had a can of diced tomatoes on hand to save the day.

cooking pasta

Is this pasta recipe gluten free?

This recipe is very flexible for those of you with allergies and intolerances. For the guys, I use regular or whole wheat pasta. For my daughter, I use gluten-free pasta. And, for myself, I use the paleo option of spaghetti squash. You could probably just as easily serve it over rice. Leave the Parmesan cheese out for those that do not do dairy.

What kind of pasta should I use?

This recipe is very versatile. You can make it with any type of pasta you have from elbows to tortellini. We used spaghetti but feel free to experiment to find your favorite.

cooking broccoli in a pot

What vegetable substitutions should I make?

Broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, yellow squash. They are all good options. See what you can find at the farmer’s market. Or check the canned and frozen aisle at the store.

Before the panic sets in and you reach for the takeout menus, remember that the solution for a wholesome, homemade meal is right in your pantry – or Cantry. With canned food staples like canned beans, chicken, broth, and tomatoes on-hand, you can easily make it a Cantry Thursday night!

Why canned?

Canned foods mean less prep and year-round availability, making healthy, homemade meals a reality, more often. A well-stocked pantry – your “Cantry ” – helps you get through the week with creative meals you can feel good about serving your family and friends. Learn more about Cans Get You Cooking.

Farmer's Market Garden Pasta Recipe

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Farmer's Market Garden Pasta Recipe

Farmer's Market Garden Pasta Recipe

This farmer's market garden pasta recipe is the perfect vegetable based healthy recipe for busy nights. Make a batch of this farmers market pasta today.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 8 ounces of pasta of your choice
  • 3 cups of broccoli florets
  • 1 can of Muir Glen diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of Progresso cannellini beans (white beans)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. minutes before the pasta is done, add the broccoli florets to the water.
  3. Drain and return to pot.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients (except Parmesan).
  5. Heat through and sprinkle with Parmesan.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g

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12 thoughts on “Farmer’s Market Garden Pasta Recipe”

  1. My grandmother always taught us to have plenty of caned products in the house just in case... I would love to make this, we have just about all we would need in our pantry and I am sure this will be delicious.
  2. I used canned veggies and fruits in my cooking all the time. They're very healthy, and they're much faster than peeling and chopping fresh. 
  3. Anytime canned goods are on sale I make sure to stock up my pantry. I can't tell you how many times I have been saved by the canned goods in my pantry.

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